Purr-fect Cat Therapy Inc

Sharing the Natural Healing Power of Cats 

Purr-fect Cat Therapy Placement Program  

PCT, Inc. Prescription And Therapy Cats.

The Purr-fect Cat Therapy Inc Cat Placement Program provides customized quality prescription, therapy cats and companion pets to veterans, individuals with special needs, people with pet allergy, service organizations and professionals in the community. PCT. Inc breed, raise and train Traditional Siberian Cats for their temperament, health, high intelligence, dog-like quality,
hypoallergenic properties. Our Siberian cats are between 16 weeks old and 1 year old when placed. Each cat is carefully matched to the candidate and their training is personalized to meet their future person's needs. 

Purr-fect Cat Therapy requires a non-refundable $25 application fee at the time you submit your application, and a Placement fee of $1350. This fee includes follow-up support for the life of your partnership with that therapy cat. 


Therapy Cat Team Placement: Any additional costs associated with attending interviews and the training certifying Therapy Cat session are your responsibility. 


IMPORTANT NOTE: All payments are final and non-refundable. Clients must apply, be interviewed, and accepted to the program, before paying. All donations using our fundraising platform on our website are also all non-refundable. 


An Emotional Support Animal (also known as a comfort animal) gives comfort to people who have a mental or emotional disability. ESAs can live with their owners in housing in spite of a No Pets policy and are exempted from pet deposits. They are also allowed on airplanes without a pet fee. For a pet to qualify as an ESA, the owner’s therapist must write a letter prescribing a need for the animal. Emotional Support Animals can be a dog, cat, or any other species the therapist deems appropriate. These pets generally don’t have any special training.


A Therapy Pet is an animal who visits hospitals, schools, nursing homes and other facilities to interact with patients or students in a mentally or emotionally beneficial way. Dogs, cats, rats, bunnies and even horses  have served as therapy pets. Often dogs and cats go through a rigorous evaluation and are certified by an organization to perform therapy pet duties. These animals are mainly pets who belong to a volunteer, and other than their assigned visits, they don’t have special access to any public areas.


THERAPYSIB Cat Placement Program 
Holistically Raised Companion Cat
Hypoallergenic/Tested Cat 
 

PCT Prescription Cat (ESA) .

This is what your ESA letter needs to have:


Mental health professional’s letterhead and signature, as well as date of issuance
Mental health professional’s license type, date of license, license number, and the state that issued the license
Acknowledgement that you have been evaluated by the licensed therapist for a mental health condition listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Confirmation that the condition is significantly affecting your daily activities and that an emotional support animal is a vital part of your life
Description of how the animal will help the condition
Prescription for an ESA

Emotional Support Animal (ESA) General Sample Letter.

Prescribes an Emotional Support Animal (the letter should be on the physician’s or mental health provider’s letterhead)


[Date]


To Whom It May Concern:


[Full Name of Patient] is my patient and has been under my care since [date]. I am intimately familiar with his/her history and with the functional limitations imposed by his/her emotional/mental health-related issue.


Due to this emotional disability, [patient first name] has certain limitations coping with what would otherwise be considered normal, but significant day to day situations. To help alleviate these challenges and to enhance his/her day to day functionality, I have prescribed [patient first name] to obtain an emotional support animal. The presence of this animal is necessary for the emotional/mental health of [patient name] because its presence will mitigate the symptoms he/she is currently experiencing.

Sincerely,


(Physician’s name and title)


 

Purr-fect Cat Therapy Inc require the following criteria to be followed to raise, train and assist in certifying Therapy Cat & ESA Cats for our clients: 


Our cats in training will have a minimum of 60 hours of hands on instruction over the period of a minimum of 6 months. No less than 30 of these hours will be devoted to outings in public settings to condition the cat to behave in all environments. The majority of our cats go through a 1 year for therapy cat training program.

We will not pass any cats exhibiting aggressive behavior towards people and other animals.
The cat must accept loud noises, lights, strange sights, unusual pettings and all other real life distractions. 

Our Process 

1.) Application  

Application and fee are received by us and we contact you within 3 business days to set up a phone interview.

2.) Interview

A 1-hour (minimum) phone consultation is required prior to enrollment to discuss your needs and goals and for our organization to explain the process and the program outline. Phone interview during which the program is explained in great detail from start to finish and we answer all the questions you may have. Afterwards we send you an information packet as well as a medical history form if applicable.

3.) Medical History Submission

ESA Applicant gets medical history forms to providers (therapist, psychiatrist etc..) and they fill it out and send it back to us. ​Applicant also secures a ESA letter ​from his psychiatrist.  

4.) Medical Review 

We receive and review the medical history form.

5.) Program Acceptance Response

We get back to you with a final decision regarding acceptance into our program within three working days.

6.) Enrollment

If the client is accepted and wants to join our program they ​are considered enrolled once they make a $125.00 non-refundable kitten/cat deposit. Once a client enrolls they can expect to wait around 18-24 months for their cat.

7.) Notification of Cat Assignment

As we get closer to a client’s placement date, once we are absolutely sure which cat is the best match, we notify the client which cat they will be receiving and send them a brief description of their cat and some photos of their therapy cat.

8.) Post-Placement

After clients go home with their cat they are required to follow a post placement plan. For the first six months after placement, clients are required to have regular check ins. The post-placement process is designed to offer clients support while they acclimate to living with their new therapy cat. After six months we move to checking in with each client with a simple phone call every 3 months for the next 2 years. This is our way of ensuring that everything is going well and to hear how amazing the cat is doing with their new partner!

Ready to Apply?

The first part of the process is to download and submit an application (available here). Applications can be submitted electronically or printed and mailed in.  Once we receive it, we will contact you within three working days in order to schedule a telephone interview. Thank you for your interest in our program. We look forward to working together!